HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Kira Soltanovich loves to make people laugh. She appeared in four seasons of the show "Girls Behaving Badly" and has entertained troops all over the world in USO shows. She joined Steve in our studio.
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Born in the former Soviet Union, and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, Kira Soltanovich has plenty to laugh about. "Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland …not for the rides, for the lines. They assumed there'd be food at the end of them."
And whether it's stand-up comedy, sketch, hidden camera or improv, Kira keeps nightclub and television audiences laughing. A Series Regular for four seasons on the Oxygen and Nationally syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly, Kira has also appeared on such shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and in a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She recently hosted a pilot called "Box Seat" with Dennis Rodman, Jose Conseco and Jenny McCarthy. It's a brand new Celebrity, Sports and Entertainment show coming to a network near you soon!
She is a recurring stand-up comic on the E! Network, and VH1's All Access, and Love Lounge. Kira headlines in comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country, and has toured the world entertaining the troops in USO shows.
A graduate of the San Diego State University Dramatic Arts Department and with training from the American Conservatory Theatre and The Groundlings, Ms. Soltanovich is extensively trained in every aspect of writing as well. "I loved living in the dorms at college because my father never let me have slumber parties as a kid. He said sleeping on the floor and eating from cardboard boxes was the reason we left Russia."
Recently, Kira optioned a 1/2-hour hybrid comedy with New Line Television starring Scott Baio. Based on her writing and acting, she was selected to be a part of the ABC Comedy Development Showcase where she was named "Hottest new writer". She has shot several pilots this year, including a Pilot Presentation for Comedy Central. You might also hear Kira as the voice of "Carla", a teenage know-it-all, on the animated series, Iggy Cool.
Kira has been a winner, finalist and semi-finalist in a myriad of comedy competitions and festivals, including Comedy Central's Laugh Riots, California's Funniest Female, Seattle International Comedy Festival, and the Boston Comedy Festival. Kira will perform at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in the summer of 2005.
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